Malted Chocolate & Stout Layer Cake Recipe

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Malted Chocolate & Stout Layer Cake

Lynn Dine


A recipe I found on the Taste of Home website while searching for Irish recipes for the Culinary Quest.

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45 Min


35 Min




2 cups stout beer
1-3/4 cups butter, cubed
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup malted milk powder
1 cup baking cocoa
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
4 eggs
3-1/2 cups sugar
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt


2 cups sugar
1 cup irish cream liqueur
12 egg yolks, beaten
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups butter, softened
1 cup malted milk powder

Directions Step-By-Step

Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans; set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine beer, butter and chocolate. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until butter and chocolate are melted. Remove from heat; whisk in milk powder and cocoa. Transfer to a large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°. Add sour cream and eggs to chocolate mixture; beat until well blended. Combine sugar, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into chocolate mixture until blended. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 32-36 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a large heavy saucepan, bring sugar and liqueur to a gentle boil over medium heat; cook until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add a small amount of hot mixture to egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes longer or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl with a whisk attachment, cream butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in sugar mixture. Add milk powder; beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes. If necessary, refrigerate until frosting reaches spreading consistency.
Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish